#1 Ted Cruz: Donald Trump sees protesters as disloyal people who must be punished by algernonpj 14.03.2016 14:40

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I haven't been able to find a video of this yet. If anyone comes by a video please post the link.It happened earlier today.

At any rate, not only is Trump responsible for the violence by thugs in Chicago who are trying to squash free speech and freedom of assembly, but .......

Ted Cruz: Donald Trump sees protesters as disloyal people who must be punished
By David Sherfinski - The Washington Times - Monday, March 14, 2016

Sen. Ted Cruz said Monday that GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump views protesters as disloyal people worthy of punishment and that the best response to Mr. Trump is to defeat him at the ballot box, reiterating his own pledge to support the eventual Republican nominee in the fall.

Mr. Cruz re-upped criticism of Mr. Trump for recently having rally attendees pledge their support to him, likening it to an action kings and queens demand of their subjects.

“It’s also reflected in his treatment of protesters, where anyone who’s a protester is disloyal and must be punished,” Mr. Cruz told reporters in Illinois ahead of the March 15 primary there.

“The only pledge that I am interested in, the only hand-raising that I’m interested in is on January 20, 2017, when I hope to raise my right hand with my left hand on the Bible and pledge to each and every one of you that I will preserve, protect [and] defend the Constitution and fight for the hard-working taxpayers,” Mr. Cruz said.

Mr. Trump has defended the pledge as happening all in good fun and has blamed supporters of Sen. Bernard Sanders of Vermont for recent unrest at his events.

“So I said, ‘If you really love Trump, raise your right hand,’ and they raised their hand. I said, ‘Do you swear that you’re going to vote for Trump?’ and they [are] all laughing and having fun, and they swore, and that was the end of that, and we all had a good time,” Mr. Trump said at recent rally in North Carolina. “I said I won’t even hold you to it. You saw that. I won’t even hold you to it.”

Asked if the recent violence at Trump rallies might cause Mr. Cruz to rethink his own promise to support the eventual GOP presidential nominee, Mr. Cruz joked that he wouldn’t support Mr. Trump if the businessman went out onto Fifth Avenue and shot someone. Mr. Trump had joked that his supporters are so loyal that he could do that without losing them.

Mr. Cruz said the best response to Mr. Trump is to beat him at the ballot box and that Mr. Cruz is the candidate to do it.

“That is a question the voters are asking: At what point do we say ‘enough is enough?’ ” Mr. Cruz said. “If Donald Trump is the nominee, he is a disaster, and the answer is to beat him.”

“I know it is a shocking concept to members of the media — a shocking concept that an elected official actually does what he said,” Mr. Cruz said. “At the outset of this campaign, I committed I will support the Republican nominee, and I honor my word. And honoring your word means you actually honor your word — you do what you said you would do.”

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2016...s-disloyal-peo/

I'll give Cruz this, like Bill Clinton he is an accomplished wordsmith.

#2 RE: Ted Cruz: Donald Trump sees protesters as disloyal people who must be punished by conservgramma 14.03.2016 15:52

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Oh brother - and to think I liked this guy once upon a time back in the day.

#3 RE: Ted Cruz: Donald Trump sees protesters as disloyal people who must be punished by algernonpj 14.03.2016 16:09

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Quote: conservgramma wrote in post #2
Oh brother - and to think I liked this guy once upon a time back in the day.


I know. This is so outrageous that I went hunting to find a video to confirm. Still haven't found one but found several articles with the same information.

#4 RE: Ted Cruz: Donald Trump sees protesters as disloyal people who must be punished by Cincinnatus 14.03.2016 19:10

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I found part of it, Algernonpj. This covers the second half of your post, but not the first half incorporating the most serious charge: "Ted Cruz: Donald Trump sees protesters as disloyal people who must be punished."

#5 RE: Ted Cruz: Donald Trump sees protesters as disloyal people who must be punished by algernonpj 14.03.2016 20:17

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@Cincinnatus

thanks

#6 RE: Ted Cruz: Donald Trump sees protesters as disloyal people who must be punished by Sanguine 15.03.2016 13:18

"Mr. Cruz re-upped criticism of Mr. Trump for recently having rally attendees pledge their support to him, likening it to an action kings and queens demand of their subjects.

“It’s also reflected in his treatment of protesters, where anyone who’s a protester is disloyal and must be punished,” Mr. Cruz told reporters in Illinois ahead of the March 15 primary there."

Just curious - what do you find objectional in this?

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